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October 2, 2023

October 2, 2023

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Academic & Career Supports, Well-Being Week, Writing Consultations and more

October 2, 2023 Issue

We hope your semester has been filled with inspiring courses, dedicated faculty and numerous opportunities for growth. October is also the Academic Integrity Month. The theme for this year’s event is Connecting the Community. Join us for activities and workshops to help you broaden your understanding of academic integrity at York. Our community members are there to help you achieve your academic goals.

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Academic Support Initiatives in LA&PS

The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) is delighted to provide information on academic support initiatives. Student Numeracy Assistance Centre at Keele (SNACK) provides numeracy support to LA&PS students enrolled in courses involving math, statistics, Excel, and computer programming can access peer tutoring assistance either in person at Founders College, room 034, or online. Supplementary numeracy resources are also available.

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) provide an effective way for LA&PS students to achieve their academic goals and connect with peers. PASS supports a variety of courses. For a complete list, please visit the PASS program website.

For students seeking a quiet study space, the Nellie Langford Library, located at 204 Founders College, offers an inclusive, friendly, and safe environment. The library also houses a diverse collection of materials.

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LA&PS Community Hub

Students are invited to come to the space to rest and recharge - chat with Peer Mentors, hang out with friends, play free games and grab a snack. Various student support pop-ups will be available along with destressing activities.

Join us every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Vanier College, VC001.

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Meet our Writer-in-Residence: Shyam Selvadurai

The Department of English hosts a Writer-in-Residence each Fall and Winter terms. This year, Shyam Selvadurai is our Fall 2023 Writer-in-Residence.

Writers-in-Residence are esteemed authors available for manuscript consultations, which might include editorial feedback and suggestions for publications.

Four meetings per week are available by appointment through Calendly.

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LA&PS International Peer Mentors

Register for LA&PS International Peer Mentorship Program

If you have questions about your new life as a university student or need help getting support and finding resources, then the peer mentorship program at LA&PS International is for you! The program helps new students connect with an upper-year mentor and navigate your transition into university and life in Toronto.

Meet a diverse community of experienced students and get useful tips and tricks that will help you access the resources at York and LA&PS to the fullest! 

For more information, please contact Register to be matched with an international mentor today!

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Register for the Future Career Launch Series

Empower yourself with the right skills, tools and knowledge to successfully navigate and thrive in the Canadian job market. This free program offers hands-on and engaging sessions ranging from job searching strategies, resumé writing and interview preparation, to information sessions on applying for Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) and Permanent Residency (PR). 

Join us for the first session "Job Searching and Networking Strategies" on Wednesday, October 4, from 2 - 4 p.m.

Program perk: If you attend five or more workshops from this series, you will be part of a raffle to win 1 OF 10 OPPORTUNITIES FOR A FREE PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT FOR LINKEDIN!

To register for sessions in this series, login to Experience York using your YorkU student email and access the Career Centre calendar.

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Career Exploration Series

Want to explore career paths related to your degree? Interested in learning about opportunities for gaining key skills necessary for employment? This free program offers hands-on workshops, information sessions and York University alumni panel discussions to help you find the right career path for YOU!

Join us for the next session "How to make Career Decisions" on Wednesday, October 25 from 2 - 4 p.m.

Program perk: If you attend five or more workshops from this series, you will be put in a raffle to win 1 OF 10 OPPORTUNITIES FOR A FREE PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT FOR LINKEDIN!

To register for sessions in this series, login to Experience York using your YorkU student email and access the Career Centre calendar.

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Get Ready to Graduate

Want to learn more about York University's graduate programs as well as the application process? Join us for our Graduate School Applications Information Session!

During this session, you will learn more about what a personal statement of intent is, as well as other required documentation you would need to pursue a graduate degree at York University. 

October 17 | 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Ross Building South 802

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Autumn Colour Walk with LA&PS International

LA&PS International Student Success Ambassadors is hosting a trip to High Park on October 13 to hike and explore the autumn leaves at High Park. Our goal is to help international students get to know each other, understand the Toronto Transit Commission routes, and explore the natural beauty of Toronto.

Bring a camera to take some quality photos to capture the memories!

To attend the Autumn Colour Walk, students must complete and submit a Photo Consent and Field Trip Waiver Form, which will be provided.

October 13 | 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Apply to the LA&PS Internship Program

Want to gain relevant work experience to help jump-start your career? 
The LA&PS Internship Program is getting ready for an exciting internship offering for Winter 2024, Summer 2024 and Fall 2024.

You may be eligible and if so, it’s time to take advantage! These internships are paid, career-related and designed to help students gain valuable work experience in their field of study.

Information Sessions: October 6, 11, 16, 19 & 24 

Join us to learn more about the LA&PS Internship Program, including academic eligibility requirements, the application and job search process, program expectations and fees.

Drop-in Sessions: October 13 & October 17

This Drop-in Session is an informal opportunity for students to speak with staff and ask any specific questions you may have about the LA&PS Internship Program.

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LA&PS Employer Campus Recruitment Events

Join us for an employer campus recruitment event to learn more about employers across a wide range of sectors and industries. You'll be able to ask questions, network and discover employment opportunities.

Mosaic: October 3 

Rakuten Kobo: October 10 

AMD: October 11 

The SCORE: October 12 

RBC (Finance): October 17 

RBC (IT): October 17 

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Fall Well-being Week

Our first ever Fall Well-being Week is scheduled for October 2- 6, 2023. The week’s theme is Caring for Your Mental and Emotional Health. During Well-being Week (and every week), we invite York community members to learn about and prioritize mental and emotional well-being.

You are also invited to share feedback on the Well-being Strategy Draft in one of two ways: 

Events offered during Fall Well-being Week are all free and include a mix of virtual and in-person offerings.

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York Spirit Day at LA&PS

York community is invited to participate in York Spirit Day festivities where we celebrate and recognize the people who continue to make this University a success, including our students, faculty and staff. Show your #YUSpirit by joining the LA&PS community for a series of fun, stress-busting social activities.
Wednesday, October 4 | All day
As a University with a community spirit that is second to none, we enjoy sharing with the world our York pride by donning York University colours (red, white or blue), or York gear.

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Share Your Graduation Story

Are you graduating this year? Have an interesting story to share of how you came to York University? Persevered through obstacles? Had a life changing experience? Remarkable memory? Share it with York University for a chance to be featured in our marketing efforts during convocation.

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Submit Your ESL Research: Publish Your Work Online!

Global Voices at the Department of Languages, Literature and Linguistics (DLLL) recognizes and celebrates current and former students’ accomplishments. Through the process of peer review, the Editorial Board provides students and alumni an exciting opportunity to have their works identified and published on a bi-annual basis.

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